One myth among people who follow Jesus is that God just wants us to be ourselves. We rise, we fall, we succeed, we fail, but as long as we can emerge from it all having “stayed true to ourselves”, we win. We call it authenticity, but might it actually be a kind of idolatry?
I believe that idolatry is the root of all sin and decadence. Individually, corporately, and globally. Seeking and finding pleasure in things that are created, instead of seeking and finding pleasure in the creator, is the booby trap of society.